FIVE STRETCHES FOR SITTERS + SPECTER WIRELESS

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

86% of American workers sit all day for their jobs. As an accountant and a blogger, I definitely fall into that category. I had been told by my doctor that for every hour of sitting, I am supposed to then get up and walk for five minutes. This is to get your circulation moving in your legs again and to help prevent muscle stiffness and any vein problems. I have been noticing some IT band issues from sitting all day, so I researched and found some great stretches for sitters that will help loosen your muscles and keep you from feeling sore. These are stretches that you can do in the morning and evening at home, or even do them at work if you are feeling any soreness.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

While I am working at my desk, on my couch at home, or doing my much needed stretching, I love listening to music. I feel like the time passes quickly and I have a more enjoyable environment. Music pumps me up and gives me more positive vibes. Since my music is mostly played via apps on my phone, or tablet, I was very excited to receive these really cool wireless headphones from Specter Wireless. I had been coveting a pair of the Rose Gold Beats ever since my sister got them for Christmas, but I wasn’t willing to spend about $300 on a pair of headphones for myself. These Specter Wireless Elux Headphones are sleek and stylish, in white with gold accents (looks like rose gold to me though). I love how they are petite and the square shape is a bit unique from other headphones I have seen. Best part, these are a fraction of the cost of Beats, since they retail for only $99. You can also still answer your phone calls with these, so you can use them for pleasure, but not worry about being able to stop what you are doing and conduct any needed business.

*Thank you Specter Wireless and Statusphere for sending me these awesome headphones!! 

FIVE STRETCHES FOR SITTERS

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

1. IT Band Squats: Take a work out band that is either already a tube, or tie it into a loop to put around your legs. Keep your legs a couple steps apart and then step outwards with one foot as you squat and then step back in and repeat with the other leg. Do this 12 times.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

2. Foam Roll Gluts/IT Band: First I position myself into a side plank position and roll my IT band from hip to knee, 20 seconds on each side. Then, I lie on my back and my side to complete the glute stretch. I use the foam roller on the top of each glute right below my lower back and put all my weight on it to roll out any tightness. I do this again for 20 seconds on each side.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Crossover & Lower Back Stretch: Cross one leg over the other and bend your body forwards until you feel the stretch in the back of your legs and your back. This helps take pressure off of your back from sitting an your desk and gets your legs stretched out with the circulation back into them. Do this for 20 seconds and then switch your legs for another 20 seconds.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Neck Stretches: Raise one arm over your head and gently bend your head toward that arm, stretching your neck on the opposite side. Repeat this 5 times on each side. Then do the same stretch on your neck forwards and backwards 5 times each.

Stretches for Sitters Specter Wireless

Arm Stretches: Take your right arm across your chest and use the crook of the left arm to hold it and pull to stretch the arm out. Switch arms and repeat on the other side. Hold for 15 seconds on each side and repeat twice on each arm.

*Step by step images are from POPSUGAR where you can find more information on these and other Stretches. 

Do you have anything specific that you do to make sure you keep yourself well stretched after sitting most of the day? I have been thinking about getting a standing desk; what do you think?

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FLORAL JUMPSUIT + 5 REASONS I LOVE SHEIN

This spring I have been obsessing over two things, rompers and floral. When I saw this jumpsuit from SheIn, I knew it was perfect for many things I had coming up. I first wore it to a family Easter lunch and then to a blogger event to get my babes opinions and it was a total hit!!

Shein floral jumpsuit

*SheIn sent me this jumpsuit for free as part of their fashion blogger program. However, all opinions are my own and I have been shopping happily from SheIn for years. 

All the details combined on this SheIn jumpsuit make it the total package. It has a strappy back for the spring/summer heat, wide legs and the slits up the legs make you look hot to trot!! I wanted to keep the jumpsuit as the focus, so I paired it with simple delicate accessories in rose gold, a pair of nude strappy heels to elongate my legs, and a saddle bag to keep the boho vibes.

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SheIn Floral Jumpsuit / Heels / Purse

Sunglasses / Sunglasses / Necklace

Bracelet / Watch / Lipstick – Colour Pop Viper

5 REASONS I LOVE SHEIN

  1. Styles – SheIn has a huge selection and they are always keeping up with all the trends. Many times you will find something that looks just like a designer made item at a fraction of the cost!
  2. Prices – Everything at SheIn is soooo affordable. Why spend tons of money on the trendy items, when trends change.
  3. Started in the USA – Yes most people think of SheIn as a Chinese company, which they are based in China now. However, it was actually started in Brunswick, NJ by a group of fashion loving individuals.
  4. Sizing – I am a petite girl and sometimes its hard for me to find clothing! I have really great luck with SheIn because most of their clothing is made for women my size.
  5. Customer Service – I feel like the people at SheIn are so nice and so helpful. They respond quickly to my emails, give me advice for choosing the right size, and keep me up to date every step of the way with shipping. If something is wrong, they fix it!!

Have you shopped with SheIn before? If you have what has your experience been? I love finding companies I can find super cute items that don’t break the bank, which is my financial tip for the week!

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SPRING TRENDS WITH COASTAL #SEECLEARLY

SPRING TRENDS WITH COASTAL EYEWEAR

How do you shop for glasses? Me, I always thought I just had to make an appointment with my eye doctor and get stuck shopping for over priced frames in the office. Then also wait almost 2 weeks to then go back in and pick up those over priced frames. It was a process of picking the frames, then uh oh deciding how much I wanted to splurge on the lenses that go inside them, and prescription sunglasses?? Forget those, you are talking upwards of $300 and my eye insurance never seems to cover those. So, when I found out about Coastal through Shopping Links, I was very intrigued. I could purchase my glasses online for a very reduced cost and lenses are free? I couldn’t pass up such a wonderful deal and I got even luckier because they wanted to collaborate with me!!

SPRING TRENDS WITH COASTAL EYEWEAR

*Disclosure: This is a collaboration with Coastal and ShoppingLinks. The sunglasses were gifted for me to post about, but all opinions are my own because my goal is to bring you products I support and love.

It is so easy to shop for glasses with Coastal. You can easily input the measurements for your current pair of glasses and shop by those measurements for similar frames. You can also shop according to your face shape and if you happen not to like the way the glasses look on you when they arrive, then simply ship them back free of charge. Yes, shipping is free both ways. Have you ever purchased a beautiful pair of glasses for only $35? At Coastal, $35 goes a long way. “Stylish frames. Durable hinges. Free premium lenses that are 22% thinner than you’ll find anywhere else.” Coastal provides glasses that are a great quality and best of all affordable.

You do still need to go to an eye doctor to get a prescription. I went to America’s Best because it was $99 for 3 years of eye exams for both contacts and glasses. Then I just needed to put my prescription in online when purchasing my glasses from Coastal. One thing that I didn’t get from my doctor though was my PD measurement. Luckily Coastal has instructions on their website for measuring your PD. I don’t purchase vision insurance because I like to search for better deals than what private eye doctors charge. So, I choose to put money into my FSA every year and that’s what I use to purchase my glasses and contacts. You can use your FSA card to purchase your glasses and contacts from Coastal and then you just will need to send a copy of your receipt for FSA verification. This is a great way to save money shopping for eyewear.

Coastal has some beautiful styles for spring! I decided to try out three different styles according to what’s on trend currently. The top eyewear trends for spring and summer are blush frames, bold tortoise, and perfectly round.

Pink is one of the main colors when I think of a spring palette. Blush is also one of the most popular colors all over social media right now. These ballerina pink frames are the perfect addition to any spring wardrobe. Kam Dhillon makes a variety of shaped frames in this color for all different face shapes. I styled these with a bright spring colored outfit for meandering around town.

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Kam Dhillon Katerina – Bare

Tortoiseshell to me has always seemed like a classy shade/pattern. I think of vintage horn rimmed glasses, or beautiful hair combs. Now with millennial trends, tortoise is going big and bold. These bright yellow tortoise colored frames are perfect for the office, or an evening out. They are a mix between a cat eye shape and round and give a very old Hollywood glamorous feel. I wore these dolled up for the evening with a pop of red lipstick.

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Kam Dhillon Crestallina – Tortoise

Florals and watercolors are a big spring trend. These round frames made the perfect pair of spring and summer sunglasses. I don’t think I will have any problems matching these to different outfits. I wore them for outings around town, going to the pool, and while playing golf. You can either let them be a statement piece against your outfit, or match them accordingly.

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Derek Cardigan Xiomara – Waterworld

Contact lenses are very safe for your eyes, but wearing them for too long, or not cleaning them properly can lead to eye damage. This is why I prefer to wear glasses more often than contacts. However, when driving this could be hard for me because none of my sunglasses had a prescription in them. One thing great about Coastal is that they can turn any pair of frames into Sunglasses. The sunglasses that they sent me are gorgeous for spring and summer, plus now I don’t have a problem switching over to different eyewear for driving on a sunny day. I also can wear them to the pool, for playing tennis and golf, and for looking fabulous on vacation. Having both prescription glasses and prescription sunglasses make it so easy to keep you looking stylish and your eyes healthy.

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I haven’t even gotten to the best part about Coastal . When I received my package, on the outside of the box was a simple message that touched my heart. “For every pair of eyeglasses purchased we give sight, protection, or health.” Change the View is the charitable arm of Coastal and their mission is to provide the gift of vision to everyone and make vision care more accessible worldwide. So, for every pair of their exclusive brand glasses you purchase you are participating in Change the View and helping someone in need. Also, if you donate your old eyewear you will get a credit towards your purchase and the old frames will either make their way to a person in need, or be sustainably reused.

SPRING TRENDS WITH COASTAL EYEWEAR

I hope this has helped you if you are in the process of purchasing new eyeglasses, or have though about purchasing eyewear online. Let me know if you have already bought glasses online before, or if you always thought it seemed easier to purchase yours in person?

*Photo Credit: Rae Breda of Lil Rae of Sun Photography 

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